It seems a good news is all set to come for those Central government employees who have been waiting to receive the update on the pay hike on the minimum salary. The minimum pay is expected to go up from Rs 18,000 to Rs 21,000, according to a report in OneIndia. The Central government employees may get an unprecedented hike of 17 per cent, the OneIndia report added. Moreover, the report says that after the hike of 17 per cent, the fitment factor will also be raised from 2.57 to 3 times. Reportedly, officials are of the belief that minimum salary should be Rs 21,000. Authorities are expected to take the decision very soon.
Earlier, in the month of September, a committee was formed to look into various pay related anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission’s recommendations. The 22-member panel is being headed by Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) and has members from both the official and staff side. “It has been decided to set up the anomaly committee of the National Council (Joint Consultative Machinery) consisting of representatives of the official side and the staff side to settle any anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Pay Commission’s recommendations,” the order issued by the DoPT said.
“From the government side, it will have Member (Staff) Railway Board, secretaries of Department of Telecommunications and Department of Posts, as its members. Besides them, Financial Adviser, Defence Ministry, two joint secretaries from DoPT and another Joint Secretary (Personnel) in Finance Ministry will also be part of the panel. A Deputy Secretary of the DoPT will be Member-Secretary of the panel which has 13 people from the staff side,” the order had said.
The Centre has accepted most of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, to be implemented from January 1, 2016.